An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet another wonderful story from Ann Gabhart! In this book, she takes us back to Hyden with the Frontier Nursing Service. This time we meet a debutant fresh from her coming-out ball who winds up mucking stalls in the Appalachian Mountains whileContinue reading “An Appalachian Summer”

Dakota Peace

Dakota Peace by Megan Kinney My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third contemporary book I’ve read this year – I’m generally a history-only gal – but I really enjoyed Dakota Peace. The setting is part of its charm. You don’t find too many books set in the Black Hills. Megan Kinney doesContinue reading “Dakota Peace”

Books You May Have Missed Mid-Pandemic

It’s been a disheartening few months for many reasons. A pandemic really puts a damper on life. But the publishing industry carried on, albeit in a very muted fashion with bookstores and libraries closed. However, there were some good releases that came out during the pandemic. Listed below is one of my own and severalContinue reading “Books You May Have Missed Mid-Pandemic”

One More River to Cross

One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books! I haven’t read a clunker yet. She writes about real historical people who survived incredible hardships to settle America’s far western states. Her stories are gritty, realistic, and I can get lost in them inContinue reading “One More River to Cross”

New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War: Minutemen Mariners by Robert A. Geake My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very good information, a lot of it new to me, about the Patriot militia. I found parts of it a bit hard to follow, however, so I can’t call it an easy read. More –Continue reading “New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War”

A Rancher to Trust

A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t read a lot of contemporary romances because my heart lies with the historicals, but I picked up a copy of this one and gave it a try. After all, who doesn’t like a handsome rancher hero, right? This story wasContinue reading “A Rancher to Trust”

Three Little Things

Three Little Things by Patti Stockdale My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book gets my #1 Best Cover award. Seriously – look at that cover! Endorsed by Debbie Macomber, received a positive review by Publishers Weekly, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a lovely WWI romance inspired by the love letters writtenContinue reading “Three Little Things”

Above the Fold

Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Romance, intrigue, and the struggle to find their places in the world. Get swept back into the 1920s with Elissa and Cole. The world is changing, one war ended while other threats loom. Roles are changing too, so when Elissa plans toContinue reading “Above the Fold”

The Words Between Us

The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked this book better than the author’s debut. It’s women’s fiction, told from one person’s point of view, and hops back and forth between the person’s past and present. It’s interesting and the author handles the transitions well, so it’s easyContinue reading “The Words Between Us”

The Highlanders

The Highlanders: A Smitten Historical Romance Collection by J’nell Ciesielski My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you enjoy stories with a Scottish tang, then these four novellas are your next “must read.” Two are set in the old country, and two on America’s shores, but all of them include a Highlander you’ll be sweptContinue reading “The Highlanders”